Looking for a new apprentice? We’re looking for employers in the industries that MITO supports to take part in the Got a Trade? Got it Made! SpeedMeets over September.

Based on the concept of speed-dating, employers meet with each student for six minutes to find out about each other. Each then notes whether they’d like to know more. Matches are then put in touch with each other after the event, and potentially job offers may be made!

There is no cost to attend. Each SpeedMeet will run from approximately 9am to 3pm.

SpeedMeet is taking place in eight locations across September. Secondary school students and other job seekers will be invited to each location.

 Wellington  Tuesday 4 September  Hutt Valley High School
 Christchurch  Thursday 6 September  Papanui High School
 Auckland - North Shore  Monday 10 September  Glenfield College
 Thursday 13 September  Trident High School
 Whangarei  Tuesday 18 September  Whangarei Boys' High School
 Auckland - South  Monday 24 September  Manurewa High
 Gisborne  Tuesday 25 September  Lytton High School
 Hastings  Thursday 27 September
 Hastings Boys' High School


Kelly Henshaw, Service Manager, for Trucks & Trailers says “We’ve attended SpeedMeet twice now and it’s a great way for us to meet people who are interested in working in the industry and to discuss the opportunities available to them.” In 2017, Kelly met Elaine Pereira at SpeedMeet in Auckland. Within days Elaine made a visit to Trucks & Trailers and a job offer was made.

Elaine says that “SpeedMeet is great for school students who don’t know what they want to do, what’s available or what industry appeals to them. It opens your eyes to the large number of opportunities available for a career in the trades and services. And if it wasn’t for SpeedMeet, I wouldn’t have my job!”

Register your interest in one or more locations

For any questions please email Rachael Dippie, Group Manager – Marketing and Engagement, or call 0800 88 21 21.